I’m getting properly back into my makeup one step at a time and I was lucky enough to be invited along to a Bobbi Brown counter event recently. It was in the John Lewis store in The Mall in Bristol on a Tuesday morning and hosted by the lovely Chantelle and Kate! As it was a weekday morning and a little late notice, there were only 4 of us Bristol bloggers that could attend. To be honest I feel it was really great as a small event as we got to properly relax and have an in depth chat about makeup and our blogs! Not to mention lots of yummy macaroons and orange juice (prosecco was on offer but pre-op Alice couldn’t drink that!).
I turned up with no makeup but concealer on as I really wanted to volunteer to have my makeup done. Despite being a beauty blogger and working as a makeup artist for a while, I’ve never actually had a full face of makeup applied professionally by someone else. This made the whole morning much more exciting for me as it was a new experience! Chantelle was the one who did my makeup and she talked all of us through every step.
Starting off with quite a few skincare bits including eye cream and their famous Vitamin Enriched Face Base (which smells GORGEOUS and doubles as a primer), my skin felt silky smooth and ready for makeup. One product that really caught my eye was the corrector they used and I actually ended up purchasing it after the event as I was so impressed! I really struggle with dark circles. It is something that runs in my family but when I got ill they got even worse and I felt like there was no coming back from it at that point. This product really made a difference though and I’ve been using it in my regular makeup routine ever since!
My focus was a flawless base. Aswell as suffering with dark circles, I have some really problematic skin around my jaw area. It’s full of blemishes and scarring due to medication-induced acne. Even though that is starting to tail off now, I still needed some good products to cover it. Bobbi Browns best-selling foundation is their Skin Longwear Weightless Foundation which is what they used on me with an extra top up from their stick foundation. It looked so gorgeous and dewy altogether with their full cover concealer and I was so impressed with the coverage and how healthy my skin looked!
I’ve been a matte finish kind of girl for as long as I can remember but I genuinely think this makeover has changed me and my opinion of it! Next was my eyes, we decided to go for something subtle but shimmery so Chantelle used a base product from their new Camo Luxe Eye and Cheek Palette on me. And then on top it was the Luxe Multichrome Eyeshadow in the shade “Incandescent“ and was a gorgeous iridescent mixture of gold and pink. Finished off with the Smokey Eye Mascara! I’m not entirely sure what was used on my cheeks but I DO know that my lipstick was the Luxe Matte Lip in the shade “Burnt Cherry”.
I was so happy with the finished look! My skin was glowing, with all the products and I feel like all the colours Chantelle used really suited my complexion. Prior to the makeover, there was more chit chat and the other girls had the chance to try a few bits and bobs out on their faces, too! We got given the most gorgeous goodie bags full of mini treats, samples and a full sized lovely lipstick! Read on to find out how I’ve been getting on with these bits at home…
I kindly got gifted everything in these photos apart from the corrector which I purchased myself for £19.50. I’m going to talk about a few of the main products I’ve used as I can’t say I’ve been able to fully get a feel for some of the sample sizes due to the amount of product. Nevertheless, they’ve been really fun to try out and I appreciate the opportunity so much!
I got given a 7 day sample pot of the Skin Longwear Weightless Foundation in the shade Porcelain and I’m not going to lie, I’ve used it to death. I’m still not entirely sure of my verdict on it, though! On some days I’ve had an incredible experience with it. It’s made my skin look fabulous and almost flawless on top of the Revolution Conceal and Define concealer and then other days it’s sunk into my pores and gone really oily on my T-Zone after a couple of hours despite using the exact same base products. The only thing I can think is that it’s dependent on how my skin is on that day! If it’s oily it doesn’t work well and if it’s dry it doesn’t work either, it’s got to be well-balanced.
Onto the corrector, I’ve literally been wearing this as much as I possibly can! I’ve got it in the shade “extra light bisque”, it looks fabulous under any foundation and I can’t even tell you how much better it makes me feel about my under eye circles. Even before applying anything else I can see the difference it makes. The only problem is I can’t see myself being able to live without this product now and it is quite a steep price for the amount of product you get in it. Saying that, it has been well worth it for the confidence boost it has given me!
The lipstick I got gifted is a Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in the shade Russian Doll. I’m a sucker for reds, especially at this time of year. This shade is a bit brighter than what I’d usually go for but it’s still gorgeous and I think I rock it well with my blonde hair and pale skin. The formula is genuinely one of the best I’ve tried, it swipes on satin and then dries down to more of a creamy finish. There’s not much worse than a lipstick that smudges easily or dries your lips out and this one does neither. I’d happily buy this lipstick in more shades!
Last but not least, something from Bobbi Brown that is extremely well-loved, the Vitamin Enriched Face Base! This one doubles up as a moisturiser and a primer and smells like refreshers sweets. I must say the price tag is really rather high at £44 for 50ml but I must say it does go a long way and according to reviews, it is well worth the money! I have been really enjoying using the small pot I’ve had the chance to try and it definitely makes my skin look and feel really fabulous. I’m just not sure I could justify paying that much for the full pot personally. Saying that, I can’t say that I would be able to compare this to another product so if it’s something that works really well for you, I could see why you’d fork out for it.
What are your favourite Bobbi Brown products?